In Badajoz province, the species is distributed widely, although particularly in the districts of La Serena, Campiña Sur and Tierra de Barros. In Cáceres province, it is most frequent in the south, on the plains of Cáceres and Trujillo, Brozas and Zorita.
Data compiled since the second half of the 20th century indicate that Extremadura supports somewhat more than 20% of the Spanish population of lesser kestrel, which represents more than 10% of the European population. This demonstrates the great importance of the Extremaduran nucleus at the continental level, especially the western component. Based on the latest censuses, some of the colonies of the urban SPAs in Extremadura show a stable or even a slight increase thanks to the development of measures to protect them; but many others show clear declines, which is also the overall trend of the species in the region.